A perfect two cheese macaroni casserole, that's creamy and crisp.
Course: Main Course
1Cplain Panko breadcrumbs
2ozextra sharp Cheddarfinely grated
Mac and cheese:
3Tbspall purpose flour
1/2tspground black pepper
12ozextra sharp Cheddargrated
Combine topping ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 2 to 2 1/2 quart baking dish, set aside.
In a double boiler over simmering water, or in a large saucepan, melt butter and whisk in flour. Pour in milk and cream, whisk until steaming. Add remaining ingredients, minus pasta. Stir until smooth.
In a separate saucepan, bring water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to prepared backing pan.
Pour smooth cheese sauce over pasta, gently stirring to coat pasta well. Sprinkle with topping. Lightly spray with olive oil.